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Dear Parents and Community Members,It is a tremendous honor to serve our children, parents, staff and community as the superintendent of Cass School District 63. I'm continuously amazed at the culture of student-centered excellence among our wonderful teachers and staff, as well as our supportive parents and school community. Our "Focus on the Child" is not just a motto, but something we believe in and work to practice every day. To accomplish this, we will continually work to keep our students safe and secure, push for the maximum academic growth and achievement for each individual student, and constantly focus on each child's social and emotional needs.A huge part of our culture is one of continuous growth and improvement. In the coming weeks, the Board of Education is embarking on a strategic planning process. Our intention is to develop actionable goals to move our school district forward, as well as benchmarks to monitor our progress toward those goals. While we are very proud of our school district, we have no interest in resting on past accomplishments or remaining stagnant. We want to keep growing and improving, while never taking our focus away from the needs of our students.In addition to these things, as your superintendent I pride myself on excellent communication with our parents and the greater school community. We want to be open and transparent, while providing you with information that is clear, concise and timely. Along those lines, we communicate weekly throughout the school year with the Cass63 Connections. I would encourage you to read this information, as well as emails, text updates and social media.Please reach out anytime with any questions or concerns, and thank you for your support of our children and our schools!
Mark R. Cross, Superintendent